/ Missiles Reported Heading To Syria
As cargo, or as a military strike?
Interfax, Russian news agency. FWIW, markets are reacting. Gold up etc
Russian Embassy in Syria says no sign of missile attack in Damascus
Reuters: Russian embassy in #Syria reportedly says no sign of missile attack or explosions in Damascus after ballistic launches detected
A test of anti missile missiles?
Do the Syrians have such things?
It's a syrias business.
> A test of anti missile missiles?
> Do the Syrians have such things?
Yes, they have loads of Russian anti-missile defences.
Hedge fund inspired false alarm - just joking.
> Yes, they have loads of Russian anti-missile defences.
I imagine they will have jittery trigger fingers at the moment.
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:
Reuters have ballistic missile capability now? Bloody hell.
Only the Russains seem to have noticed this. BBC news not even mentioning it.Odd.
sounds like some faulty system for the Russians, lets hope it aint tied up to anything important.
By the time the news peeps heard about it wouldnt it have gone boom given the range.
Sounds like US launched a target (Anchor) for the Israeli Arrow missile defence system.
Anchor & Arrow mentioned on news.
There are reports of human shields at strategic sites,
Swamp gas, I hear.
*IF* true, this (below) rather alters things...
Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack
Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press journalist Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.
“From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families….many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack,” writes Gavlak.
Rebels told Gavlak that they were not properly trained on how to handle the chemical weapons or even told what they were. It appears as though the weapons were initially supposed to be given to the Al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra...
> *IF* true, this (below) rather alters things...
> Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack
Isn't that the usual way whistles get blown? Hardly good news for the US and Israel who are chomping at the bit
Source is even more obscure:
where it was apparently co-written by a relatively unknown journalist on the ground in Syria, and a slightly better-known AP reporter in the US. As you read further down the article it accuses the Saudi and Russian Govt of some pretty outlandish stuff.
That looks like either a rehash or direct copy of the mintexpress story.
That came out suggesting initially it was an AP news agency story.
When challenged they backtracked and said that the reporter who on occassion has filed for AP submitted the story from outside the country. The actual reporting was done by another person whose name I can't recall.
The initial story has been altered now - it's referenced on another thread.
Typing too slow on my phone ;-)
Thanks chaps. No corroboration implies fake.
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